On the morning of November 13, 2006, we launched and landed Goddard – a first development vehicle in the New Shepard program. The launch was both useful and fun. Many friends and family came to watch the launch and support the team. We’re working, patiently and step-by-step, to lower the cost of spaceflight so that many people can afford to go and so that we humans can better continue exploring the solar system.
For the record, this is a freaking rad rocket. I have a bit of an idea of how they have to keep that sucker level and track where it is in space and that’s not easy.
Even more exciting than making a white cone fly up and down is the news that Blue Origin wants you to keep the dream of spaceflight alive. They’re hiring.
For the folks inspired by a challenge, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Space is harder to muck about in. Your projects have to function a vacuum, extreme cold, and space grade parts are more expensive… your wires may not be any different than the stuff that you use in the atmosphere, but space grade supplies have to be tested and tested parts are bank. Everything has to be redundant so it can break in space and have a back up. There is no pit-stop in space. (Well unless we build one on the moon.) If this sounds like your cup of tea, give the Blue Origin Folks a shout. – Link